Who knew? I have yet to try one of these cuddle mattresses, but in theory I love them. For someone who spends half the night with arms half dead and tingly from sleeping on them this could be a solution. One the other hand this mattress might be a flop. If you get the chance grab someone and cuddle and get back to me pronto before I throw down some Benjamins.
It is a problem that has taxed mankind since Adam first lay down next to Eve. How do you cuddle your loved one at night without your arm going numb? Now, centuries later, the Love Mattress has arrived with an ingenious solution to this quandary. Though the central portion of the mattress is a single foam block, each end is made up of ten slats which are each three inches wide. These part easily from one another, leaving room to slide an arm beneath a partner and leave it there.
Embracing technology: The Love Mattress could strengthen relationships, says its designer, by letting partners remain cuddled together Because their body is supported by the slats on each side of the encircling arm, it should not get squashed, however long it is left there.
The mattress designer says a similar arrangement at the foot of the bed means anyone who is able to tear themselves away from their partner for the night can sleep face-down with their toes pointing down into the mattress and snug between the slats.
The man behind the mattress is award-winning designer Mehdi Mojtabavi.
He says that although it is a very technical design, it also has a power for emotional – and psychological – good. Mr Mojtabavi, an Iranian, writes: “Embracing is a magical human behaviour, and one that distinguishes us from other animals.